"Bond has got the skills written into his hard drive because he's British. He can drive cranes, cars, submarines, why wouldn't he be able to drive two sticks?
"If you are going to live the high life you've got to ski. It's action packed, it's classy, it's quintessential Bond."
As well as skiing, the other sports Bond pursues are also individual ones -- 007 is as unlikely to be found participating in team sports as the dry Martini loving spy would be propping up the bar of a British pub drinking pints of ale.
"Bond plays golf, Bond scuba dives and he skis; those are his three sports of choice," said Chowdhury.
"They are all individual, they are not team games, they are slightly glamorous, and not something you can do on your local pitch. Skiing captures the danger, the thrill that Bond would push himself through."
So when will we next see current Bond Daniel Craig strap on a pair of skis and take to the slopes?
"It is inevitable skiing will return," Chowdhury says. "Let's face it, Daniel Craig would look great on skis."