This has all been discussed up thread but to recap some additional opposing perspective (which have nothing to do with environmentalism perse)...
Right now we have a contiguous section of high recreation value federal land in BCC with beautiful trails and great BC skiing in the winter time. The plan to sell off a section and break up ownership (regardless of intended purpose for the deal) really does complicate future land magement decisions and makes it harder for BC user groups to get things done. The wasatch crest trail is a national treasure and has some of the best views of the Wasatch you will find. Adding a Gondi over head will make it one less uninterrupted vista. And if that gondi runs in the summer time it will potentially flood the trial with even more people than the already crowded trail can support. Additionally if Talisker decides it is in their interest to not allow trail access through their property at some future time the trail could well be closed. And the other obvious land use change is that the entire backside of the canyons will be side country, with no human powered access limitations in the winter time.
There are plenty of people (even people who ride lifts) who are interested in maintaining that status quo in BCC and don't want to see this national treasure which is accessible from the back yards of a million people broken up and simply given away to a huge foreign owned development corporation.
Edited by tromano - 6/20/12 at 8:57pm