Simon Hudson, pictured with Bill Boineau, Mayor of Aspen Snowmass, and former student at the University of South Carolina. Boineau attended USC back in the late 70s, and has been a popular mayor of this beautiful Colorado ski resort since 2008. Simon was in Aspen to attend the 40th Anniversary of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, a gathering of some 2,000 African American skiers. One of Simon’s research interests is minority participation in sport tourism, and he is looking at the ways destinations are appealing to minority groups. His team has just submitted a grant proposal to explore the ways of attracting African American tourists to South Carolina.