i tore mine the end of january last year, got surgery february 16th, did all the rehab and everything.
it was tough, but i got through.
fast forward to this august. i was skiing at a friends summer setup (dublife's) and landed a k-fed a little backseat. it felt funny so a week later i went to my doc and got the news that i COMPLETELY RETORE it. no fun.
so i'm in the same situation, i can most likely ski pow with a custom brace, then get surgery later on, most likely this summer