DingoSeanWhen you dislocated it, what damage did you do? if your tendons or ligaments aren't in prime shape, get your knee exercised (from what I understand, wall-sits are great for strengthening your patellal tendon once it's mostly recovered - really your whole joint/thigh in general) and don't test yourself too hard too early. Get strong, take it easy until you feel confident with it, and try to avoid bumps for a little bit.
I did a lot of strengthening shit, got it back to about 99% pretty much. I have been playing soccer this HS season, just every once in a while it feels weak for a moment. Not sure how this is going to transfer to skiing
You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours.