Got my ACL done (ski, then soccer) 20 years ago. Just back to skiing after a long break for family and career, finally got my wife and kids up on skis.
Hey, it's more fun than ever! 20 years of gear improvements - amazing! I'm wearing the brace just for insurance. ACL repairs have improved over the last 20 yrs as well.
Bought my somewhat reckless oldest son Kneebindings (they won't protect against snowboarders, tho).
One season is an eyeblink. Do your PT. I'm rehabbing a class 3 shoulder separation right now (bike/dodging a little girl).
Lots of skiing left in your future. The west will still be there.
Good luck with the snowboarders. I just got some impressive air (followed by an impressive ski release) when a young man entered my trail from the side, bonked a snowpile, and stopped right in front of me. Outstanding lack of periperal vision. But I didn't kill or even injure him. Ski on!