The view is indeed great: If you come from the top of the Aueralm, it is at this point just before through the forest. Then suddenly the view of the lake opens. The way up over the ski route is anything but nice.
From the top of the ski slope you have a great view of the lake. And yes, the ascent is very steep. But so you gain altitude quickly and can go on relaxed to different alpine pastures. Or just descend quickly to Bad Wiessee.