Taylor had to look on as his three British teammates all crashed out in both the morning and afternoon runs on day five of the Festival in Brasov, Romania.
There was no repeat of Tuesday's giant slalom success for Charlie Raposo as he missed a gate in the morning, as did the highly-rated Billy Major.
That left Max Baggio and Taylor as the sole British hopes with the latter watching as the Team GB flagbearer come a cropper just before him.
Taylor came perilously close to following his teammates out of the competition but the 17-year-old regained his composure after a major wobble in his afternoon run.
Taylor completed the course for a combined time of 1:48.25minutes, good enough for 29th overall, and admitted afterwards that there were still plenty of areas for improvement.
"I'm pleased to have got down the two runs and been the only Brit to register a time," he said. "Parts of both of my runs were very good but I made mistakes in both that cost me a lot of time.
"But to have made the top 30 is a nice result and I will take a lot away from this week in terms of experience. I really wanted to finish so after I pretty much came to a stop in the second run after my mistake, I carried on.
"And it's good to see that British skiers can compete with the very best in the world."
Elsewhere on day five, Britain's biathletes were in action for the final time in Brasov and it was Sam Cairns who impressed the most in the men's 7.5km sprint competition.
Having initially targeted a top-60 finish against the best biathletes in Europe for his age group, Cairns had to settle for 62nd in the end, coming home in a time of 24:56.8.
That may have been the top finish by at British biathlete in Romania, including the 12.5km individual, but that was little consolation to Cairns, who missed three shots in the range.
"My shooting was not as good as it could have been but it was good enough and my skiing felt good but it still needs to be faster," he said.
"I finished 62nd, so just shy of my top-60 target and I am pleased with that, but it would have been nice to get top 60 and move up a few positions."
The second best finisher out of the trio was Robert Sircus who came home in 72nd while Lachlan Cowie was 78th.
There was good news in the figure skating as Amani Fancy improved her overnight position of 20th to 15th in the final leaderboard after a strong showing in the free programme.
The 15-year-old secured the 11th best score of the day to boost her overall score to 93.55 points and leave Brasov with a smile on her face.
Finally on day five it was disappointment for the cross-country skiers as both Sarah Hale and James Clugnet failed to qualify for the heats of the sprint competition.
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