Connecting the Wasatch resorts is assuredly a very bad idea!
People should understand that the Wasatch mountains are not the Northern Canadian Rockies, they do not extend on forever. I guess it depends on your perspective, but from my vantage point there is only a limited amount of space left, all of which should remain protected.
I grew up on the foothills of the Wasatch and have skied and run in those mountains my entire life. Each canyon (LCC, BCC, Milcreek, Immigration, Red butte, City creek) is unique from the other. To suggest that you can develop BCC in the same capacity as parley's is asinine. Also, if you believe that the only intention is to connect the ski resorts without further development into other areas of the canyon, you are foolish. Just remember, companies like Talisker did not come to Utah because they love the smell of scrub oak in the Fall, they came because of $$$. They will build a forest condo on every corner of those mountains until somebody says to stop.
Lastly, I understand that skiing is a major industry in Utah and that generating more revenue every year in a financial system dependent on annual growth is important; however, just because we manufactured this system does not mean the natural world plays by it. The Wasatch are not growing in size. Snow is not going to magically crystalize at 35F rather than 32F because we need it to. At this rate, one day we will tell our kids about the pristine Wasatch or the 3foot powder day the same way our parents/ grandparents now tell us about the beauty of Glen Canyon now.
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself" - Edward Abbey