The podium is the first ever Australian giant slalom European Cup medal, and the first of any kind since Jono Brauer finished first in January 2006 competing in slalom.
Competing in two Europa Cup giant slalom's in the Italian resort, Laidlaw achieved his podium performance in the first race with a silver medal in the two run time of 1:53.90, 1.15 seconds behind event winner George Steffey of America. Also in action for Australia was Louis Muhlen-Schulte in 52nd and Hugh McAdam who did not qualify for the second run.
In the second race, Laidlaw finished in eighth, with McAdam not qualifying for the second run, and Muhlen-Schulte not able to complete his second run.
The results see Laidlaw move up to be ranked fourth on the European Cup giant slalom standings.
Later this week Laidlaw, Muhlen-Schulte and McAdam will compete in the parallel, giant slalom and slalom events at the World Championships in Courchevel and Meribel, France.