Yesterday, I went skiing. And god damn did it feel good! No pain at all, my leg didnt feel weak or anything. I am fucking pumped at how well everything went.
So for everyone going through the recovery process, you will get there. You just gotta work hard and really listen to what your physical therapists and surgeon tell you. As long as your really trying your hardest you will be back on the snow in no time. I would recommend a brace, but hey, to each his own.
Happy winter yo