Vale is a shortened form of the word valley.
A bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice
The definition of a dell is a small, secluded valley, usually in a forest area.
An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.
Find another word for glen. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for glen, like: dale, vale, glade, loch, strath, laggan, Strathfarrar, braes, Cannich, fell and dell.