It was created by the Viennese artist Martha Coufal.
On the obverse, an imposing Alpine scene, with the inscription "INNSBRUCK 1964" going round it. For the first time, the name of the discipline appeared on the medal- at the foot of the mountain.
On the reverse, the official emblem with the coat of arms of the City of Innsbruck linked with the Olympic rings- with the inscription "IX - OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE" going round it.
The medals were made at the Austrian mint in Vienna. A total of 61 copies in gold, silver and bronze were made.