Sorry I haven't responded sooner. The knee feels great. I'm having the best NASTAR race season of my career. I've managed a few single digit handicaps in league racing and I'm having very good results on my new Sigi Grabner 178 cm GS snowboard. My flight is booked to Winter Park for the Nationals in late March.
Here's a link to my ski and snowboard race season so far.
As I've said before, recovery times vary with different people. I tend to heal much quicker than most. If your doctor urges caution, listen to him/her. Mine knows me well enough to turn me loose.