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Cottonwood Canyon Weather on Alexa

Alexa, Amazon's talking assistant , can tell you the current weather and avalanche conditions . After adding the Wasatch Backcountry Skiiing skill to Alexa, you can simply say, "Alexa, play my flash briefing."


Listen to a (low quality) sample flash briefing.

To add this skill to your Amazon devices:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Choose More > Settings > News > Flash Briefing.
  3. Tap the "+" button to Add Content.
  4. Search for "Wasatch Backcountry".
  5. Select the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing skill.
  6. Select Enable to Use.
  7. There will a short wait while the skill is enabled.

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing skill should now be listed in the "On" section of your flash briefings.

Learn more about Flash Briefings .