His predecessor, Andi Schmid, complained of limited access at the 2010 Vancouver Games, but with 500 days to go before the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, nations will get a guaranteed 40 runs per team athlete.
And Laughton feels his coaches' ability to quickly learn and understand tracks, due to a lack of facilities and access, will only serve to improve their chances as they get closer to Sochi.
"What was a disaster in Vancouver could now be our advantage," said Laughton, who replaced Schmid as performance director in 2011.
"I'm confident that we'll be equal to or better than anyone else in understanding tracks we're seeing for the first time and being able to deliver on it.
"The advantage comes to those nations like us that don't have a track where our absolute focus is the rapid learning of any track - understanding tracks from a very limited access.
"The Germans and the Russians are probably putting in 400 runs a season down to our athletes' 150. The quantity is nothing without the quality and if every run counts, then what you're doing in preparation and after the run with your coach, becomes vital.
"Our lack of access makes us better at learning tracks and understanding how tracks work in a shorter period of time. It has to be to our advantage and we have to maximise that the best we can."
Laughton, who was in confident mood ahead of the new World Cup skeleton season, believes his coaches will have enough opportunities to assess the track before the start of the Games on February 7, 2014.
And medal hopes are high, having achieved podium places at the last three Olympics, including Amy Williams gold in Vancouver, while Shelly Rudman won last season's World Cup title.
He also feels it is essential his sliders concentrate more on technique after enforced changes were made to slow down the Sochi course after the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, from Georgia, in a practice run before Vancouver.
He said: "My coaches believe it would have been the quickest track in the world.
"However, they were asked to alter it following Vancouver and put in three uphill sections, so it becomes a more technical track.
"It's going to be a quick to start track, so very good for the quickest starters, and then you need to be a very technical slider on those uphill sections as going uphill, you can rapidly decelerate, so it's important you get it absolutely right.
"Except for the Russians, every nation has 40 runs on this track. It's been secured and nailed down at that for all these top athletes on quota places, which we have three of, both male and female.
"Therefore we'll have 40 runs times three times three which gives us 240 runs on this track with our athletes, which is more than any of these other nations can get."