Okay, so it only stopped for a very short while, but it felt like forever. Riding the gondola downhill is definitely scarier than going uphill, especially because I had my son and husband as company on the way up. Solo ride down allows for more fear to creep in, especially when the wind picks up and the gondola car starts to SWAY! Yikes. Wind, calm down, please.
Mammoth Mountain Gondola image from http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/summer-activities/scenic-gondola-rides